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Schools to open but classrooms in Yolanda-hit areas have yet to be built

CARPENTERS repair the classrooms damaged during the onslaught of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” in November 2013. A year later, DepEd said around 2,000 destroyed classrooms still need replacement. EVA MARIE GAMBOA/INQUIRER VISAYAS FILE PHOTO

As schools open on Monday (June 2), the Department of Education (DepEd) has yet to start the construction of at least 2,000 classrooms to replace those destroyed by Super Typhoon “Yolanda” seven months ago.

Posted: June 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

DepEd says P900M needed to build, repair schools after storm

EVACUEES find temporary shelter at  Rizal Central School in Tacloban City after losing their homes to Supertyphoon “Yolanda.” NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

Education officials said Central Visayas would need more than P900 million to repair or build new schools that suffered damage or were destroyed by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” in northern Cebu province and the 7.2-magnitude quake in Bohol province.

Posted: February 8th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Aquino lauds Luistro in classroom turnover, hits previous administration

President Benigno S. Aquino III hands over a school building replica to Nicole Maceda (3rd from left), Joshua Diaz and Danna Claire Javier (L) during the ceremonial turnover of 66,813 accomplished classrooms in Carmona National High School in Brgy. 8, Carmona, Cavite. LYN RILLON

President Aquino III on Monday praised Education Secretary Brother Armin Luistro for a job-well-done on the completion of 66,813 classrooms that erased the backlog of 66,800 classrooms from the previous administration.

Posted: February 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

P20M Parañaque classroom for tech-savvy generation

Parañaque National High School earned the distinction of having a classroom packed with cutting-edge technology, from a touch-screen “blackboard” to Wi-Fi-ready workstations for the students. The P20-million project was funded by the South Korean government. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

It must be the perfect classroom for today’s tech-savvy generation. The first full-scale information and communication technology (ICT)-based classroom in the country was recently unveiled in Parañaque City, a project realized with the help of South Korea’s Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MEST).

Posted: November 23rd, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

RAFI, prov’l school board to ease classroom shortage

THE Ramon Aboitiz Foundation, Inc. (RAFI), has proposed to partner with the Cebu Provincial School Board to build two-story, six-classroom buildings in at least 10 public schools in the province.

Posted: September 28th, 2012 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »